In this new series, get an inside peak into Tony Blauer’s Be Your Own Bodyguard seminar hosted by San Francisco CrossFit. Tony Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, has been providing these seminars to CrossFitters to teach the basics of self-defense and how you can implement them through CrossFit.
In Part 4, Blauer talks about the Trojan Horse Concept.
The drill involves two people simulating hand-to-hand combat postures and develops “non-telegraphic explosiveness,” he says.
“This is extremely empowering if you connect to this.”
In the seminar, Blauer instructs one set of participants to grab at balls of blue tape affixed to other participants’ T-shirts. The goal is to try to push away the danger of being hit or punched.
“What do we know about sudden danger and the human survival system? It pushes away danger. Does that work for the bad guy, too?” he asks. “Yeah.”
The hand isn’t quicker than the eye, and the eye isn’t quicker than the hand, Blauer says. Instead, the hand is quicker than the mind.
“You need to process the risk or the threat and neuromuscularly say, ‘Hey, get the fuck outta dodge. Incoming.’”
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 191 by Justin Judkins, published Sept. 28, 2011.